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Erica G. Wilson

Associate, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
t: 412.822.6624
f: 412.774.6101

Overview

From single-plaintiff to class action matters, Erica’s litigation practice is informed by her investigative approach to defending employers. Her significant experience with e-discovery, data analysis, forensic examinations, and social media research enables her to tailor case strategies and solutions to the facts and data--wherever they may be.  She brings her enthusiasm for telling the client’s story to a broad range of matters, including wage and hour, worker classification, discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, employee leaves, and other claims, as well as the enforcement of noncompetition and arbitration agreements. 

Additionally, Erica assists clients in drafting and implementing workplace policies and procedures and by evaluating employment-related risks, such as wage and hour, noncompetition and privacy concerns, particularly in the tech and gig economy sectors.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • Obtained judgment notwithstanding the verdict on appeal on behalf of public employer defending Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law and wrongful termination claims, favorably resolving a question of first impression for the Pennsylvania Superior Court (Pa. Super. Ct. 2018)
  • Successfully dismissed misrepresentation and breach of duty of loyalty claims against former senior manager, substantially reducing scope of remaining claims and enabling favorable settlement of unpaid severance claim (W.D. Pa. 2017)
  • Second-chaired trial for breach of contract action to victory for plaintiff freight broker, with jury award for unpaid detention fees affirmed on appeal (Allegheny Cnty. Ct. Com. Pl. 2017)
  • Successfully enforced arbitration agreement and award over conflicting hyperlinked Terms of Use (Pa. Super. Ct. 2016)

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

Erica is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and particularly its Women in the Law Division, for which she served as Council and  Secretary. She also served on board of the Greenfield Community Association for three years.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Western Pennsylvania Tax Conference, Taxation of Cryptocurrency Transactions
    January 2020
  • CLE, Should you screen applicants’ social media?
    October 2019
  • Bridging gaps without breaking rules: Improving your talent acquisition outcomes, October 2019
  • CLE, The Cryptocurrency Contingency: Planning and Administering the Digital Estate
    October 2019
  • CLE, Blockchain’s Implications for Lawyers–It’s More Than Bitcoin
    June 2018
  • Logikcull, Blockchain and the Law
    March 2018
  • Logikcull, 2017 eDiscovery Case Law Review
    December 2017
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Bitcoin and Blockchain: Not Your Partner’s Secured Transactions
    June 2017

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

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